Senator Mike Groene holds Town Hall meeting

Nebraska Senator Mike Groene held a Town Meeting at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln West Central Research and Extension Center Monday night. (Source: Beatriz Reyna/KNOP-TV)

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOP-TV Nebraska Senator Mike Groene held a Town Meeting at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln West Central Research and Extension Center Monday night.

The District 42 senator is currently on recess and is taking the time to meet with voters before the Legislature reconvenes on January 8th.

Senator Groene discussed issues that will be up for debate which include, property tax relief, the discipline in the schools bill, and the economic incentive plan.

People also asked questions and voiced concerns on a variety of topics such as the N-CORPE project, the one-man freight train crew proposal, human trafficking and medical marijuana.

Groene says taxpayers can expect to see some movement with the property tax relief proposal in the upcoming 60-day session.

"They're going to take six cents back and the people in Omaha are still going to get a property tax break," Groene said. "Otherwise it's going to come to a point either the state is going to bail them out or they're going to have the tax override and those people in Omaha are going to pay another ten cents or so to make that ARC payment. It all fits together."

Groene is planning to hold similar meetings in Hershey and Sutherland.